The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain, and The Shade of Shakespeare: Selections from A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain, Literary Lives from Shakespeare’s Old England to Frost’s New England

By Elliot Engel, PhD
Produced and directed by Stefan Rudnicki and Gabrielle de Cuir
Essays read by Elliot Engel, PhD ; other selections read by David Birney , Scott Brick , Grover Gardner , Joe Barrett , Stefan Rudnicki , Ralph Cosham , and others

6.52 Hours 12/21/2011 unabridged
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They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown—until now. In this utterly captivating book, Dr. Elliot Engel, a leading authority on the lives of great authors, illuminates the fascinating and flawed members of literature’s elite. In lieu of stuffy biographical sketches, Engel provides fascinating anecdotes. You’ll never look at these literary giants the same way again.

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They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown—until now. In this utterly captivating book, Dr. Elliot Engel, a leading authority on the lives of great authors, illuminates the fascinating and flawed members of literature’s elite. In lieu of stuffy biographical sketches, Engel provides fascinating anecdotes.

You’ll never look at these literary giants the same way again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliantly funny and full of fascinating information.” Cedric Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens’ great-grandson
“Professor Elliot Engel is quite possibly the most insightful, personable, and entertaining academic lecturer to come out of academia in the last fifty years.” Wisconsin Bookwatch

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Author Bio: Elliot Engel PhD

Elliot Engel has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. He earned his MA and PhD as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA, where he won the Outstanding Teacher Award. He has written numerous books, and his mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS stations around the country. His articles have appeared in many newspapers and national magazines, including Newsweek. He has lectured throughout the United States and on every continent.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.52
Audience: Adult
Edition: English